AJ Impact

Trade war goes digital: Countries eye tariffs on internet economy

By one estimate, import duties on so-called 'electronic transmissions' are worth up to $255bn a year.

Trade war goes digital: Countries eye tariffs on internet economy

Crime

South African court cuts jail term for farmers in coffin case

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson had been sentenced to 16 and 19 years for attempted murder and other crimes.

South African court cuts jail term for farmers in coffin case

South Africa

South Africa's Zuma loses bid to appeal against corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed former president's leave to appeal against his trial related to 1990s arms deal.

South Africa's Zuma loses bid to appeal against corruption trial

AJ Impact

Higher tariffs send South Africa's Eskom to interim profit

Widely expected to post a loss, the struggling state-owned utility doubled its profit in the first half of the year.

Higher tariffs send South Africa's Eskom to interim profit

Weather

Drought-hit South Africa braces for fresh heatwave

Farmers worry about effect on this season's crops.

Drought-hit South Africa braces for fresh heatwave

AJ Impact

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

Dispute centres on clause in export documents that requires foreign customers not to transfer weapons to third parties.

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

Africa

World's fastest car: Vehicle aims to break record by 2020

The Bloodhound LSR car is a combination of F1 car, fast jet, and spaceship. The supersonic car has now completed its phase of high-speed testing in South Africa.

Africa

South Africa: Monthlong UNHCR sit-in ends in violent eviction

Scores held after clashes at Pretoria compound of UN refugee agency where hundreds camped out to demand resettlement.

South Africa: Monthlong UNHCR sit-in ends in violent eviction

AJ Impact

South African Airways meets unions for talks to end strike

Airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights as workers demand better pay and fight against planned job cuts.

South African Airways meets unions for talks to end strike

AJ Impact

SAA workers start strike that could cripple the airline

This strike jeopardises the airlines negotiations with funders: South African Airways acting chief financial officer

SAA workers start strike that could cripple the airline

AJ Impact

South African Airways cancels flights as workers go on strike

Union members said they were protesting the airline's plan to cut hundreds of jobs and its refusal to increase salaries.

South African Airways cancels flights as workers go on strike

AJ Impact

Can Brazil and China mend their relationship at the BRICS summit?

There is a desire to avoid confrontation over Venezuela, a key point on which Brazil disagrees with Russia and China.

Can Brazil and China mend their relationship at the BRICS summit?

Africa

South Africa's first black rugby head inspires destitute players

Despite appointment of South Africa's first black rugby captain conditions for young players still far from ideal.

AJ Impact

South Africa has three months to defend investment grade rating

Moody's Investors Service cut the outlook for the country's foreign and local currency assessments to negative.

South Africa has three months to defend investment grade rating

Sport

Scenes of joy as South Africa lift Rugby World Cup trophy

People across the country celebrate the national team's final win over England, the Springboks' third world title.

Scenes of joy as South Africa lift Rugby World Cup trophy